ROCKET SLED This modern Noah’s ark is a floating capsule designed to preserve life in the event of an earthquake or tsunami. Idea International developed and tested the capsule with MSC Nastran and Patran. Learn more about the life-preserving capsule.
On August 13, 1981 PDA, under contract to the US government, set the World Land Speed Record with the unmanned rocket sled at 6,117 mph using a four-stage rocket train and a 10,000 ft. helium filled bag on the tracks to keep the rocket sled’s bracket from melting. The entire
I N N O VAT I O N S made possible with MSC solutions
LANDING OF THE CURIOSITY ROVER
VIRTUAL KNEE MODEL
Inventor, Doug Malewicki’s Robosaurus is a fire breathing, car eating, t-rex robot standing at 40 feet
LifeModeler’s Virtual Knee could walk,
and weighing 30 tons.
dance and even golf. Created using
Converting from an
LifeMOD software with Adams and
industrial truck, the
Marc, this powerful model has enabled
ferocious spectacle is
innovation with fewer “live” trials.
referred to as the world’s largest transformer. Designed and developed during the early ‘90s, you can still see the Robosaurus in action
Termed the “Seven Minutes of
at Monster Truck and
Terror”, the simulation of the
Air shows. MSC/Pal
Curiosity Rover’s landing on Mars
was used to analyze.
was entrusted to Adams for a perfect
the famous robot.
touchdown on the first try. Adams
See Robosaurus in Action
was used to simulate every detail of the rover’s landing on Mars. Watch the Curiosity’s Landing
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